Apr 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
what the market reaction tells us about investor volatility. we begin with apple. the tech giant reported better than expected earnings in revenue. apple announcing plans to unlock more cash for investors. listen to this. raising quarterly dividend and increasing stock buyback program to $60 billion from $10 billion. the new capital plan includes issuing debt for the first time because they have that money sitting overseas but can't bring it back because policy at this point. analysts point to comments from ceo tim cook on the conference call he said some really great stuff was coming in the fall and 2014. they say that suggests that apple would have no new products in the market for the next few months. cook acknowledged apple's growth tempered but stressed the company's position remains strong. revenue forecast falls short. the june quarter is the weakest quarter every year. joining us right now is senior communication technologyanaly analyst. this seemed to be everything that investors had been hoping for, no? >> yes but i think the gross margin was a concern for many investor
Apr 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
eye on apple shares today. it dropped below $400 yesterday or the first time in 16 months. the decline came after a chip suppliers forecast led them to start worrying about weakening demand for the iphone and ipad. joining us is gene munster. gene, by the way, also covers google and google will be reporting after the bell tonight. gene, why don't we start with apple. this has been an incredible run up and then an incredible drop. below $400. is this somewhere you saw the stock going? >> no way. this is -- we thought there was a floor at 450, so this is a lot lower than we thought it was going to go. >> and at this point, now that it has reached 400 at least in the intra day trade, does that worry you that there is still more room to decline or do you think at this point it's stabilized? >> we think there's an opportunity here. the street numbers still need to get reset. we're 10% below the street for the june quarter. i think once these estimates get reset, that's the point where investors are going to start to get interesting. the southside still hasn't taken those nebs down.
Apr 23, 2013 6:00am EDT
those are some big companies. but the name that is going to steal the show is that one, apple. the tech giant expected to post earnings of $10.01 per share. folks, that would be a 19% drop year over year, the first expected drop in more than a decade. now, revenue is seen rising 8% to 42.3 billion. he here as always is going to be iphone sales. the main driver of apple revenue, we're going to speak with analysts all morning to get their perspective on the name. but what is your take, america? log in to facebook and vote in our arm chair analyst poll. will apple tonight meet, beat or miss estimates? as for the economy, here is today's calendar. >> how is the crowd sourcing experiment gone so far? i haven't looked at the results. >> the results for coming. >>? >> i can't even log in to the borrowing page. >> they've gotten some decent numbers that have come this. i think there are 1500 or 1700 -- >> but are they better -- >> they're good at it, but i think we have made the mistake of picking from predictable companies. that's why we started picking some trickier companies like apple.
Apr 22, 2013 6:00am EDT
, companies unfortunately are cutting their way to earnings success. >> apple reports after the close tomorrow. it's expected apple to report a nearly 8el% jump in revenue. that would be the weakest for the company in years. shares below 400 bucks for the first time since december 2011 on friday. it has shed nearly 300 billion in market value since peaking at just above 705 a share in september. and it is, if you're asked to a cocktail party what the biggest company in the world is, it's not apple any wore. >> it changed last week spp. >> it switched to exxon mobil. in fact, if you look at the ochgzs market, options pricing on friday suggesting a post earnings move of about 7.5% by april 26th. which is this friday. the key, of course, is 7.5% which way? >> that is very true. >> that's a 15-point swing. >> let's get you through some of the other issues this morning. boeing is beginning to fix grounded dream liners, installing reinforced lithium ion batteries. they're finally here. the company started today with five jets owned by nippon airways. it should make the first dreamliners ready to fly
Apr 16, 2013 6:00am EDT
the same thing people said about the shares of apple when they were selling off, that you had to sell your winners to pay for other stuff. >> if you need liquidity, you go where -- >> i think it's more japan than cyprus, don't you think? >> it's more dependent on cyprus? >> no. more japan than cyprus. >> there were rumors that cyprus was selling gold. >> i saw those rumors. >> to get it started, there were so many -- and it was pointed out yesterday, i think i was reading something from peter chip, who loves gold, that when it went up to a thousand or 1200, maybe that was all fundamentally true. but then once it went up to 1200, but then once all the investment guys that were having trouble getting returned in equities, once they saw that there was momentum there, all kinds of investment money went into it to try to chase return. >> but he was saying 1200 is fundamental? that's still down a couple hundred from where it is now. >> there were people saying 1260 people last week saying 800 or 900. >> so does bid coin track gold? >> apparently. apparently it collapsed overnight. it w
Apr 17, 2013 6:00am EDT
? >> apple. >> because it's an ipad. >> exactly. ipads there and other companies, google nexus is a big one. samsung has some coming down the line here. we'll diversify away from the ipad but intel is underrepresented there. >> what about these new half tablet, half pc things that are half clam shell but you can pull them apart. does intel have a chance to lead there? >> there are a number of factors. the one you're referring to is a convertible. they are really focused more on ultrabooks and sliders where you can actually slide the top display and flip it over and it turns into a tablet. >> they are expensive and haeav, right? >> some ultrabooks will be priced at 499 this year. that's a new low price point for them. >> the stuff with intel in that their bragging rights have to do with manufacturing process and how well they're doing there. is that a reason to buy the stock? when gross margins go up, i heard that you buy stock when margins are rising and sell it when they're going back down. are either one of those factors enough to offset what's happening in pcs? >> a sticking point wi